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ENROLL ONLINE for 2017-2018

Columbus Charter School is a free, public school open to all children in the State of North Carolina. No fees or tuition are ever charged for admission.

CCS School Features

  • Tuition-free, open enrollment, K-8 public school.
  • Scenic, 142-acre campus in Columbus County, just five minutes from downtown Whiteville.
  • Outperformed neighboring school districts’  End-of-Grade test averages by a range of 4-17 percentage points in the most recently published NCDPI reports.
  • Frequently the county’s top scorer in state EOG tests.
  • Diverse student population, including 15% special needs students, 20.6% non-white students, and 42.4% low economically disadvantaged students.
  • Has received the NC Department of Labor’s Gold Safety Award for the past three years.
  • Uses research-based, proven Direct Instruction teaching method.
  • Proven, rigorous Classical curriculum.
  • Offers Latin, Cursive, Composition, Public Speaking, Debate, and Drama components.
  • Intensive new-hire training.
  • Continuous in-service monitoring to evaluate and optimize instruction.
  • Accelerated learning program reviews individual student performance data to promote qualifying students to advanced studies on a subject -by-subject basis.
  • Prioritizes the use of positive reinforcement in teaching and classroom management.
  • Student uniforms and professional teacher dress requirements.
  • On-site educational before and after school care program.
  • Varied extracurricular activities.
  • Year-round schedule provides quarterly, three-week breaks for students.
  • Regular parent surveys conducted.
  • Annual, third-party financial audits conducted.


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